Utility bill scam targets customer of Cornhusker Public Power District in the Richland area
Posing as a representative from Cornhusker Public Power District, a potential thief attempted to scam a customer in the Richland area of Colfax County by driving up to a customer’s home and demanding immediate payment of their electric bill. Cornhusker Public Power District sends a warning to all of its customers to not become a victim of this crime.
“We strongly urge our customers to be aware of anyone talking to them and demanding immediate payment from Cornhusker Public Power District,” said CEO/GM Clay Gibbs. “The thieves claim the electric service will be disconnected unless the bill is immediately paid.”
If a customer is overdue on their electric bill and subject to disconnection, it will be printed on a bill reminder with instructions on what they can do to settle the account. They should call the number printed on the bill.
If you have questions or concerns about a request from someone claiming to be a Cornhusker Public Power District employee, report the suspicious activity to the District by calling 402 564 2821.
Cornhusker Public Power District, Your Touchstone Energy Partner
The 2,250 square mile service area is centered in east central Nebraska’s rich farming country. Cornhusker Public Power District is a not-for-profit electric distribution system which provides low-cost electricity to rural portions of Platte, Colfax, Boone, Nance, Greeley and Wheeler counties.
Over 9,000 customers are supplied with electricity for their residence, industry, agricultural or commercial needs.